The 3 players Warren Gatland CUT from his 2017 Lions squad

#2. Jamie Roberts (Wales)

Roberts had been touted in some quarters to be chosen for a third successive Lions tour, having starred in South Africa eight years ago and then on the 2013 Australia trip, but he did not make the 41-player cut.

Gatland instead went with England’s Jonathan Joseph, who has impressed during the 2017 Six Nations.

“You are disappointed not to make a Lions squad, and I was as disappointed as any player who missed out on it.

“You mope around for about a day, and you dust yourself off and get back to training hard and playing your best.”

DID YOU KNOW? He was part of the Wales Under 21 team which won the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2005

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